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Palmyra information

Cairo , Egypt
off Sharia 26th of Jul, Downtown
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The furthest on the ‘other end of the scale’ is Palmyra, a cavernous, dilapidated 1950s dancehall in an alley off Sharia 26th of July. It has a full Arab musical contingent, belly dancers who get (marginally) better the more money is thrown at them, and an occasional singer or acrobat. In addition to a cover charge of E£6, there’s a minimum of E£30, which basically covers a beer and a sheesha. It’s in a courtyard behind shopfronts; once back there, go under the marquee marked ‘Meame’ (they mean Miami). Palmyra is on the left after the hotel; Miami bar is at the end.